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HBO Scores Big In Emmy Nominations

July 10, 2014 - 11:30am

David Greene talks to TV Guide magazine executive editor Michael Schneider about Thursday's announcement of the 66th Emmy Award nominations.

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Duke Bourbon Raises Challenge From University

July 10, 2014 - 7:20am

The estate of actor John Wayne, who was known as the Duke, wants to sell a brand of bourbon with his likeness. Duke University says the bourbon would tarnish the Duke name.

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Fake Edward Snowden Joins Tinder

July 10, 2014 - 7:11am

The popular dating app Tinder has a new user: Edward Snowden. Actually, just the username Lonely Ed with the profile picture of the NSA leaker looking for love from Moscow.

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'Breaking Bad' Expected To Get Emmy Nod For Final Season

July 10, 2014 - 7:06am

Nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards are announced in Hollywood Thursday. The big category this year is expected to be drama with shows like True Detective, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Fargo.

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China's Booming Real Estate Market Finally Begins To Slide

July 10, 2014 - 5:27am

After years of stunning growth, China's go-go real estate market is in retreat. It has been one of the engines driving the world's second-largest economy, so economists are watching it closely.

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Rejoice! Chocodiles Are Back

July 10, 2014 - 5:01am

For years, the chocolate-covered Twinkies were only available in selected markets. In June, the company got a new CEO, and this week Hostess announced the return of the Chocodile.

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Fed May End Bond-Buying Program In October

July 10, 2014 - 5:01am

Federal Reserve officials signaled on Wednesday that they will likely wind down their program known as quantitative easing in October, according to minutes released from their June policy meeting.

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University Of Michigan Plant Is Definitely A Late Bloomer

July 10, 2014 - 5:01am

A botanist at the University of Michigan describes a plant that is blooming at the arboretum there for the first time in 80 years.

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FBI, NSA Spied On American Muslims, Report Says

July 10, 2014 - 5:01am

The latest revelation from Edward Snowden's NSA trove is a story that appeared in the online publication The Intercept. Five prominent American citizens say they were spied on because they're Muslims.

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Detroit Shuts Off Water As It Tries To Collect Millions Owed

July 10, 2014 - 5:01am

This year, 17,000 customers have had their water shut off because of late payments. Residents are upset with how the city is going about it, and question whether some are getting special treatment.

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Contraceptive Ruling Becomes Campaign Trail Flashpoint

July 10, 2014 - 5:01am

The Supreme Court ruled that many businesses would not have to pay for health insurance that covered contraceptives if they objected on religious grounds.

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Perry Meeting On Immigration Crisis Constructive, Obama Says

July 10, 2014 - 5:01am

President Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to hear his concerns about the surge of migrant children flooding into his state. Obama says Congress needs to provide the money to deal with the issue.

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Flood Plan Leaves Clarksville, Mo., Residents On Their Own

July 10, 2014 - 5:01am

The city council voted not to pay to build flood walls this year. With the Mississippi River expected to crest on Thursday, residents are hoping the walls they've built themselves will hold.

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Owed Billions By Venezuela, Airlines Cut Back On Flights There

July 10, 2014 - 5:01am

American Airlines is one of the latest carriers to cut back on service. Due its dwindling dollar reserves, Venezuela is balking at paying airlines the hard currency they're owed for ticket sales.

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Jailed For 3 Months In Mexico, U.S. Marine Reservist Gets Hearing

July 10, 2014 - 5:01am

Andrew Tahmooressi maintains he took a wrong turn and mistakenly drove into Tijuana with his guns, which are legally registered in the U.S. The case has inflamed cross border tensions.

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Rumors Motivate Central American Kids To Swarm U.S. Border

July 10, 2014 - 5:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Eric Olson of the Woodrow Wilson Center and Alfredo Corchado of the Dallas Morning News, who's in Honduras, about what's driving the influx of young illegal migrants.

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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced In Corruption Case

July 10, 2014 - 5:01am

Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. His corruption case involves the trading of city contracts and favors for cash and kickbacks. He left office in 2010 and was indicted in 2013.

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Mistrust Overshadows U.S. Talks With China

July 10, 2014 - 5:01am

From climate change to counterterrorism, an increasing number of issues require China's cooperation. U.S. officials are in Beijing for 2 days of meetings known as the Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

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From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

July 10, 2014 - 3:29am

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.

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